Good chancellor, bad minister: a draft of the Federal Foreign Office’s future strategy for China has enraged Beijing — and exacerbated the enemy that they already have.
A few weeks ago released the Chinese Global Times a caricature of Germany’s China policy: Germany’s economy as a broken factory, destroyed by the hands of politicians. According to the drawing, the German companies are only helplessly resisting it. The accompanying text is about an announcement by Economics Minister Robert Habeck that human rights should be respected when dealing with China want to give higher priority. The author warned that Germany should now rather take a “rational economic path”.